Sugar, sugar

As part of Diabetes Week, our medical staff was out and about with clients, testing their staff for blood sugar levels. This is where we discovered some surprises.

Lifestyle, diet and exercise levels all affect the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. Whether it’s four sugars in four teas a day, multiple energy drinks to kick start your day or unhealthy fast foods on the way home.

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The fun of walking

When we think of exercise we think of sports, the typical but structured process of a regular routine. Either where we join other people or work out in the gym on our own. This requires a lot of effort and often doesn’t suit us all.

Instead, think of a simple process: moving more often!

Many of us are far more sedentary than is good for us. If going to a gym or organised sport feels too much of a commitment, aim for something simpler!

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The deadly sound of silence

Mike Stallard, non-executive director at Express Medicals tells the story of his health incident as a warning to others.

I was very lucky in more ways. When the chance to retire came in my mid-50s, I grabbed the opportunity. I had longed to move to France, so a dream came true. So here I was, having a relaxing meal with friends in a French restaurant and thinking how lucky I was.

There’s that word again – lucky.

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Healthy Heart – lower your risks of heart disease

 

When it comes to heart health, many people don’t realize the fact that they can significantly reduce their risk of cardiovascular problems very easily. This only includes making a few minor changes in their lives.

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in men and women, greater than the next five causes of death combined!

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Know Your Numbers

Express Medicals encourages exhibition visitors to take health MOT to “Know Their Numbers”

Our nursing and sales staff will be out in force at this year’s CIPD annual conference and exhibition in Manchester on November 8 and 9, 2017. We want people to “Know Your Numbers”.

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